The death anxiety and resilience levels of nursing students and relevance between these levels Hemşirelik öǧrencilerinin ölüm kaygısı ile psikolojik saǧlamlık düzeyleri ve aralarındaki i̇lişki

ÖZ F., Inci F., Bahadir-Yilmaz E.

Yeni Symposium, vol.50, no.4, pp.229-236, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Yeni Symposium
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-236
  • Keywords: Death anxiety, Nursing student, Psychological resilience
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


The Death Anxiety and Resilience Levels of Nursing Students and Relevance Between These Levels Objective: The research is carried out as descriptive with the aim of examining relevance between death anxiety and resilience levels of nursing students who experince giving care to patient at dying in clinical practices. Method: The research population was composed by students of Nursing Department of Health Sciences Faculty, Hacettepe University, research sample was composed by 1st and 4th years students (n:181). Data was collected by questionairre form, Thorson-Powel Death Anxiety Scale and Resilience Scale and assessed by implementing t-Test, Two Way Correlation Analysis, Kruskal Wallis Test. Findings: Being higher resilience levels of 4th years students than 1st students in statistical significance (p<0.05), no significant relevance between death anxiety and resilience (p>0.05), but higher death anxiety of students having death experience than ones having not experience (p<0.05) were determined. Discussion and Conclusion: In line with literature, the resilience levels of students who are in first year of university is low. But the death anxiety levels of students having death experience are high on the contrary studies had been maked. Implementing of programs facilitating students to give effective care to patient at dying, decreasing students' death anxiety and improving their resilience levels were suggested.